Samuel Handy, trombone
BFA St. Albans
VT Youth Orchestra – 1 year
VT Youth Philharmonia – 2 years
How did you choose your instrument over all of the others?
The trombone was louder and shinier than anything else…what choice did I have?
What do you enjoy most about playing in an orchestra?
I love being able to come together to play great music with great people.
What has been your biggest musical breakthrough?
Getting my braces off removed a huge handicap for me when it came to playing trombone.
What advice would you give to younger music students as they strive to build their skills?
Don’t stop playing, because music will open up doors for you for the rest of your life!
What kinds of changes would you like to see in the orchestral world?
What other activities do you participate in?
I like to run, Nordic ski, and play piano in my free time.
If you know, what do you plan to study in college?
Russian language and studies.